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BNP Paribas and BNY Mellon Team Up with the Chamber of Digital Commerce

The Chamber of Digital Commerce (CDC) has announced they are adding two major international banks, BNP Paribas and BNY Mellon, to the Chamber’s Executive Committee. The CDC is the world’s leading blockchain trade association. Through education and advocacy, it aims to develop a legal environment that fosters growth, innovation and investment in blockchain technology. Other ...

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Ether Price Analysis: The Bubble Will Pop — But Not Just Yet

Over the past 30 days, ether has risen a staggering 350% and, at this point in time, it could literally go to a million. There is no top, anyone telling you otherwise is a fool. The reversal will be swift, violent and highly publicized, but until then, I see no reason why the bubble cannot continue for the next few ...

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Will Blockchain-Based Gun Control Keep Your Family Safer?

Gun violence continues to be a hot topic. Gang violence in neighborhoods, terrorist attacks in cities, accidental gun discharge among kids, mass attacks at schools and businesses — these and other forms of gun activities are leading to calls for reform throughout the world. Through the use of smart technology, the startup Blocksafe seeks to deliver a blockchain-centric solution for ...

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Op Ed: New Study Finds That 3 Million+ People Use Cryptocurrencies

Bridging the gap between financial systems and computer whizzes, cryptocurrencies are poised to gain ground in today’s markets. These peer-to-peer systems utilize blockchain technology to conduct and verify transactions. Since the network is decentralized, there is no main authority to judge whether transactions are legitimate or not. The creator of Bitcoin, Satoshi Nakamoto, worked around this by having participants’ computers ...

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Bitcoin Startup Expands U.S.-Mexico Remittance Corridor With New Partners

Denver-based bitcoin remittance startup bridge21 announced that it has added 38 new banks to its partner bank roster to enable more U.S.-based individuals to make international money transfers from the U.S. to Mexico. bridge21’s new banking partners include Bank of America, Citibank, Chase, Fidelity, SunTrust Bank, TD Bank and Wells Fargo, among others. The new additions increased the startup’s partner ...

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Coin Center to Congress: Give Blockchain Developers "Safe Harbor"

Coin Center was invited to present testimony on Thursday to both the House Subcommittee on Digital Commerce and Consumer Protection and the House Subcommittee on Terrorism and Illicit Finance. They explained to both subcommittees the role that digital assets play in the world, what the future of the sector may look like, and how regulators could interact with the sector in ...

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How to Slip Some Blockchain Exposure Into Your Portfolio

Over the past year, there have been fortunes made with winning investments like bitcoin, ether and ripple. And yet many people don’t know how to buy a single bitcoin. If you are new to digital assets, you may find it a tap dance just to get your money in, between digital wallets, online exchanges and questionable regulations. If you are ...

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Interview: Vitalik Buterin on Scaling Ethereum, Its Popularity in Asia and ICOs

In an interview with Bitcoin Magazine, Ethereum co-founder Vitalik Buterin discussed some of the scaling issues Ethereum is currently dealing with, the rising interest in Ethereum in Asia and his thoughts on the ICO ecosystem in general. In late May, developers from the Ethereum-based job market platform Ethlance introduced an issue its freelancers were struggling to deal with. Twelve months ...

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BTC.com Wallet Tries Discounting Some Priority Transaction Fees

Bitmain subsidiary BTC.com is now offering its wallet users discounted priority transactions. Though currently still a beta feature, this will let BTC.com users pay some 94 percent less in fees for three transactions each month to have them confirm faster. The funds allocated toward the discounted transaction fees will be “subsidized by the BTC.com Wallet.”   The new service comes ...

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How Blockchain Tech Can Go Mainstream: MoneyConf Madrid 2017

On June 7, 2017, at MoneyConf 2017 in Madrid, David Bailey, CEO of BTC Media, moderated a discussion with Jon Matonis, Founding Director of the Bitcoin Foundation, and Huy Nguyen Trieu, CEO of The Disruptive Group, on the topic of how blockchain technology can go mainstream. Watch the panel below. The post How Blockchain Tech Can Go Mainstream: MoneyConf Madrid ...

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